Hawai‘i sits at the crossroads of East and West – both geographically and culturally – and combines the best of both.
This cultural diversity has created a vibrant, comfortable environment where students learn about themselves and others.
2. NATURAL LABORATORY
Because of its unique location, geology and environment, research and exploration opportunities abound! Hawai‘i is home to the greatest number of endangered botanical species in the world, dormant and active volcanoes, mountain peaks, ocean environments and ecosystems, and the world’s largest marine wildlife reserve.
Studying geology, botany, marine science and oceanography, astronomy, farming and renewable energy, is extraordinary in Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i residents place a lot of emphasis on preserving native Hawaiian culture and celebrate the many cultures now living in the islands.
Cultural festivals abound, and students are able to observe, study and participate in Hawaiian traditions like hula, outrigger paddling, music and yes, even surfing.
Hawai‘i is consistently ranked among the top ten safest places to live, and Honolulu is listed as the safest large city in the U.S.
5. QUALITY OF LIFE
With abundant natural beauty, a cosmopolitan population, a welcoming host culture, and a temperate climate yearround, Hawai‘i ranks as one of the locations with the highest quality of life in the world.
Hawai‘i is also one of the healthiest states in the U.S. and boasts the longest average lifespan of any U.S. state.
The natural environment and near-perfect climate encourage outdoor activity; local farmers grow fresh produce all year; and the air quality is pristine. In addition, Hawai‘i’s medical facilities are topnotch and doctors here specialize in virtually every medical field.
7. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Study for every age and every level is available in Hawai‘i.
From top-ranked private schools with boarding options to ESL programs and other types of language schools, professional and vocational training, and colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs, the variety of education available here is unparalleled.
Hawai‘i’s mid-Pacific location offers easy connections to major cities in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region.
Hawai‘i is also the only place in the world where you can communicate with the East and West in the same business day.
Dollar for dollar, the cost of a world-class educational experience in Hawai‘i is equal to or less than comparable institutions and English-speaking destinations elsewhere.
Add to that the chance to live in an island paradise with a unique mix of cultures and learning experiences found nowhere else on the globe, and Hawai‘i is simply hard to beat!
10. THE ALOHA SPIRIT
“Aloha” has many meanings, including “hello,” “goodbye” and “love,” and it is evident the moment you set foot in Hawai‘i.
The traditions of welcoming others, kindness, generosity and respect for the environment and people around you remain strong. Even driving here is different, as residents “drive with aloha.”
Hawai‘i is a world-famous tropical paradise, but it is the Aloha Spirit of her people that truly make Hawai‘i special.